Amsterdam's Lucrative Cannabis Culture: Can it Work in California

By Suzanne Phan,, November 2010
Filed under: Video, User-generated

The measure that would legalize the sale and recreational use of marijuana in California is sparking heated debate. In the Netherlands, marijuana is “tolerated.” Pot use and sales are legal-- to a certain degree. Pot-selling coffeeshops generate billions of dollars. Could it work in California? Multimedia journalists Suzanne Phan and Ryan Yamamoto take a closer look at Amsterdam’s cannabis culture and the economic impact of taxing marijuana. And, they explain why Amsterdam is closely watching Prop 19.

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